In addition to his role as CEO of BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), Richard is also CEO of the wholly-owned companies F&C Investments and LGM Investments, and a board member of BMO Global Asset Management Inc. (US), BMO Global Asset Management Corp (Canada), and BMO Global Asset Management (Asia).
Richard was appointed CEO of F&C in January 2013, prior to the company being acquired by BMO Financial Group. Before becoming CEO, Richard had held a number of senior positions in the company including Head of Equities and Head of Investment & Institutional. Richard began his asset management career in 1988 as a UK equity manager with HSBC Asset Management (formerly Midland Montagu), moving to Deutsche Asset Management (formerly Morgan Grenfell) where he rose to Managing Director, Global Equities. From Deutsche, Richard joined Gartmore Investment Management in 2003 as head of international equity investments, before joining F&C in 2004. Richard graduated in Economics and Statistics from the University of Exeter.